• Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one of the BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool is in the books. With thousands of hours to choose from to screen off the BBC catalogue, it’s no surprise that Tellyspotting gravitated right to the comedy genre on the first day of binge screening. Much like their American cousins, the offerings display an array of up and […]

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  • Graham Norton is still the King of Latenight

    Graham Norton is still the King of Latenight

    Just in case you are experiencing sleepless nights wondering just what does someone who works in television do on a Friday night in London? Well, they watch television, of course. Ok, admittedly, I did take advantage of the killer 60 degree weather for most of the day but am now back in the room after […]

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  • Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    While the sun has sadly set on Miranda Hart’s semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, and Call the Midwife fans will have to deal with the fact that the forthcoming series (returns Sunday, April 2 on PBS) will be Chummy-less, it does look like Miranda will be back in the not-too-distant future. It’s looking like ‘the sun will […]

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  • ‘Upstart Crow’ returns for second series

    ‘Upstart Crow’ returns for second series

    Upstart Crow, the BBC2 comedy starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare, will return later this year for a second series with several new cast members in tow. Emma Thompson (Brideshead Revisited, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Howards End, Fortunes of War) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) are joining the cast of Upstart Crow. Thompson will […]

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  • Look out America — ‘Raised by Wolves’ lives on another day with U.S. pilot on ABC

    Look out America — ‘Raised by Wolves’ lives on another day with U.S. pilot on ABC

    Fasten your seatbelts, America, the British sitcom, Raised by Wolves, starring Rebekah Staton (Ordinary Lies), Philip Jackson (Poirot, Robin of Sherwood), Helen Monks (The Archers, Holby City, Upstart Crow) and Alexa Davies (The Detectorists) is headed to the States. The critically-acclaimed series ran the gamut of being called ‘refreshingly honest’ to ‘a bloody mess’ by […]

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  • ‘Ordinary Lies’ heads to public television this Spring

    ‘Ordinary Lies’ heads to public television this Spring

    There are several new British comedies headed to a number of public television stations over the course of the next few months. Having touched briefly on both Still Open All Hours and W1A, we turn our attention to Ordinary Lies, a series that starts a bit slow, can be a bit gripping at times but is, ultimately, brilliant […]

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